You may have already heard that the meme-baiting Vampire Weekend cover band will be staffed by four Princetonians and will be named “The VW Bugs.” We, unfortunately, found this fact out the hard way: through brutal, real-world rejection.
Wanting nothing more than to pretend to be the guy who pretends to be Paul Simon, we asked to audition for the band yesterday:
I’m sure you’ve already received a huge amount of responses, but here’s mine all the same. I am 21 (as of today!), recently graduated from Yale, and am a pretty big Vampire Weekend fan. I think I bare a fair resemblance to Ezra, especially with a nice pair of Wayfarers. I sing and, though I’m not as confident on guitar, I’d love to at least audition for you. I can certainly pull off the preppy swagger – it kind of comes with the territory, right?
So charming! So disarmingly charming/earnest, even if completely false! Note the studied use of an Oxford comma! Unfortunately, we were sorely disappointed when we received the following response:
The VW Bugs Band Manager
If we “come hang,” does that make us faux-groupies?